I'm a freelance writer and editor specializing in journalism and essays about art and culture.
My work has appeared in The Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, Los Angeles Magazine, NBC Asian America, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Shondaland, The Washington Post, Zora, and Apartment Therapy, where I am currently the weekend editor. My essays will also be included in two anthologies coming out in 2020.
Previously, I co-founded The Blend, a HelloGiggles vertical dedicated to mixed-race and multicultural identity. Before that, I was the online editor at Japanese American community newspaper The Rafu Shimpo and a fiction reader at Guernica Magazine. I have a Master of Professional Writing (MPW) in Nonfiction from the University of Southern California and a BA in Japanese Studies from Middlebury College.
I also test knitting patterns for designers and yarn companies and teach classes at a local yarn shop.
PEN Center USA
Asians Doing Everything
Jen Hewett's newsletter
Women Who Submit
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Curator: The Museum Journal
Tin House Craft Intensive: "The Very Short Essay" with Melissa Febos, March 2019
READINGS & PANELS
Japan-America Student Conference, August 2019
Exposition Review Vol. IV Launch, Skylight Books, May 2019
Associated Collegiate Press Convention, March 2018
Japan-America Student Conference, August 2017
Little Tokyo Book Festival, September 2016
Mixed Remixed Festival, June 2016